This year, more than 50,000 men in the UK will get shocking news
Understanding male cancers is the first step to curing them
Every year, 50,000 men in the UK will be diagnosed with prostate, testicular and penile cancer. That means a staggering five men every hour receive the devastating news they have male cancer. Although the number of men affected is rising – knowledge hasn’t caught up.
Many men – and their partners – wouldn’t recognise the warning signs of prostate, testicular and penile cancer. In a recent survey,* 33% of men questioned said they knew more about breast cancer.
As head of the Orchid Tissue Bank – a world-class male cancer research resource – I’m committed to finding out more about these diseases. The bank is recognised as holding one of the largest collections of penile cancers in a tissue array in Europe, one of the largest testicular tissue banks in the world and is custodian of the largest series of untreated prostate cancers globally.
Analysis of our unparalleled collection of tissue samples has already led to highly successful, pioneering treatments. But this type of research is woefully under-funded and we need your help.
We urgently need to expand the Tissue Bank further, invest in new projects and attract the most talented researchers. We have the expertise, but we can’t make progress without you.
With your help we can encourage early diagnosis, improve treatments and boost survival rates. Most important of all, we can spare more men and their families from needless suffering. Donate today and help more men survive cancer.
The work we do here leads to breakthroughs in understanding which help us to prevent, treat and ultimately cure these cancers.